Tag Archives: English Literature

University Teaching Fellows in our department – congratulations!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Chloë Houston and Dr Madeleine Davies (Department of English Literature) have been awarded The University of Reading Teaching Fellowship. This is a prestigious award conferred on members of staff who have demonstrated individual … Continue reading

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Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Bethany Layne visit Vanessa Bell’s home for the Charleston Festival 2017

Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Bethany Layne write:   On Friday 26th May we travelled to Charleston, Vanessa Bell’s home in Sussex and now a museum of Bloomsbury aesthetics, to hear a series of talks, lectures and debates led by … Continue reading

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20th-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page

Kate Macdonald writes:   20th-Century British Periodicals Words and Art on the Printed Page Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-19.00 Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading £35 / £15, includes lunch and drinks reception This conference supports current scholarship … Continue reading

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‘I am / At war ‘twixt will and will not’ (Measure for Measure) Or Why I’ve been advising the writing team of the new TV series Will

Grace Ioppolo writes: As some of you may know, I’m the founder and Director of a theatre history digitisation project that offers free access to 2000 pages of original records from Shakespeare’s time (www.henlsowe-alleyn.org.uk). The records belong to Philip Henslowe, … Continue reading

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Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour at the Oxford Literary Festival

As part of the St Hilda’s College Writers’ Day at the Oxford Literary Festival, Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour (alumna, St Hilda’s College, now English Lecturer at the University of Reading) and her daughter/illustrator, Mina May (now aged 16), discussed their adventures … Continue reading

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The Monroe Group: University of Reading Interdisciplinary Research Network for the study of Politics in the Americas  

  Dr Madeleine Davies writes: Staff and research students are invited to attend the University of Reading’s new interdisciplinary research network launch event on 2 May, 2017. The Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, will launch the network and introduce the keynote … Continue reading

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Dr Madeleine Davies views the Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (April 13 2017)

    If you have an interest in ‘The Bloomsbury Group’, you may enjoy visiting the Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Vanessa Bell was Virginia Woolf’s older sister and she was an influential artist in the early … Continue reading

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Neil Cocks has a new publication: Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction: Challenging the Case for Transparency and Objecthood.

Neil Cocks has published a new monograph with Palgrave,  Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction: Challenging the Case for Transparency and Objecthood. Neil writes: My new monograph is concerned with neo-liberalism and Higher Education. We all have at least some idea … Continue reading

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POSTMODERNIST BIOFICTIONS’ CONFERENCE – THANK YOU!

Dr Madeleine Davies writes: Dr Bethany Layne and I would like to express our sincere thanks to our undergraduate and postgraduate students who helped us organise the ‘Postmodernist Biofictions’ conference in the Department on Saturday 25th March, as well as … Continue reading

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Wendy O’Shea-Meddour at the Oxford Literary Festival

Wendy O’Shea-Meddour (English Literature Lecturer) is delighted to be appearing at the Oxford Literary Festival on April 1st, alongside her illustrator (and teenage daughter), Mina May. They will be in conversation with The Sunday Times children’s book editor, Nicolette Jones, … Continue reading

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